AIME

Australian Convention Bureaux rally for AIME 2022 Melbourne date

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings event (AIME) has revealed that almost all of Australia’s Convention Bureaux will be participating in AIME 2022. The event is set to take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 21-23 March in-person, and 28 March–1 April online. Owners of AIME, the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), have confirmed the attendance of 17 convention bureaux, where s...

Te Pae Christchurch announces art installation ahead of opening

Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre, New Zealand, is to install a new artwork by Lonnie Hutchinson, named ‘Hana’, for their opening later in 2021. The three koru-shaped, chandelier-like installations are made of 11,000 glass and acrylic beads and have a combined weight of just over one tonne. Lonnie Hutchinson stated: “Hana means to illuminate or brighten. The work has been inspir...

CENTREPIECE to host 2022 AIME’s Welcome Event

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, Australia as the venue to host its 2022 Welcome Event, to be held 21 March 2022. CENTREPIECE’s location close to Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), will gather domestic delegates from across Australia and New Zealand in order to re-energise the business events and tourism industry before the ma...

AIME gets a Grip with technology partnership

Australasian meetings show AIME has announced a new partnership with the event technology company Grip. The companies hope to collaborate on an innovative meetings algorithm for matching connections between AIME attendees. Through Grip’s custom functionality and AI Scoring Matrix, meetings will match through a series of criteria, including meeting preferences, profiled data from buyers and e...

Community connection

PCMA is partnering with Melbourne-based MICE industry tradeshow AIME to power its Knowledge Programme for the 2022 event. CMW speaks to show director Silke Calder and to PCMA’s MD for the APAC region, Karen Bolinger.   AIME and PCMA have worked collaboratively across many projects over the past few years. AIME director Silke Calder says the ethos of the Melbourne show’s Knowledge Programme, p...

AIME announces PCMA as official partner for 2022 Knowledge Programme

Melbourne-based meetings industry show Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), has announced, 14 April, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) as its official partner for the event’s 2022 Knowledge Programme. PCMA, the world’s largest network of business events strategists, will support the delivery of AIME’s most challenging Knowledge Programme to date. It is eagerly...

Delegate Connect announces two new hires as forecast improves for Australia

Delegate Connect, an event technology company based in Melbourne, Australia, has announced two new hires. Bernadette Panton joins from AIME organiser Talk2Media, where she was the show’s hosted buyer manager. In her new role Panton will lead industry engagement in the Asia Pacific region for Delegate Connect. James Morritt also joins from EventsCase, where he was previously business development ma...

AIME cancelled for 2021

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), a Melbourne-based industry tradeshow, has been cancelled for 2021. The event was scheduled to take place from 15-17 March, but unpredictability surrounding travel restrictions has been cited as the reason for the cancellation. Organisers Talk2 Media & Events say they were ready to “face the challenges brought about by international and domesti...